Elliott Smith Live at Henry Fonda Theatre on 2003-01-31
- Live concert
- Elliott Smith
d102. Memmory Lane
d104. No Confidence Man
d105. A Passing Feeling
d106. I Figured You Out
d107. A Fond Farewell
d108. Strung Out Again
d109. Somebody's Baby
d110. Coming up Roses *
d111. A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to be Free.*
d112. Pretty (Ugly Before) *
d113. Plainclothes Man
d114. Long, Long, Long
d115. No Name #1 *
d116. Division Day *
d117. I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out (aborted)
d118. I Better Be Quiet Now
d201. Crowd Noise
d202. Say Yes
d203. Brand New Game
d204. Shooting Star
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Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
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Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|No Confidence Man|
|A Passing Feeling|
|I Figured You Out|
|A Fond Farewell|
|Strung Out Again|
|Somebody's Baby (Twilight)|
|Coming Up Roses|
|A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to be Free|
|Pretty (Ugly Before)|
|Long, Long, Long|
|No Name #1|
|I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out (aborted)|
|I Better Be Quiet Now|
|Brand New Game|
* Accompanied on drums by Robin Perringer
- 2005-07-11 13:11:18
- Unknown AUD -> WAV -> FLAC(7)
- Los Angeles, CA
- Unknown Audience
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Derek Correia
- Henry Fonda Theatre
Subject: Ignore the idjits
Many negative comments saying Elliott was too drunk to perform etc. I disagree, I have been drunk and Elliot is not drunk here. He may be buzzed and I say more power to him....
Subject: Haunting concert
This is not one of my favourite concerts as I don't think Elliott is at his best.
I liked 'Plainclothes Man' and his beautiful cover of The Beatles 'Long, Long, Long'.
Subject: so great
Subject: Pain, anxiety and lots of beauty
Subject: about Elliott
Really, it's not even worth mentioning it, because what remains is Elliott's music, his incredible guitar playing and his beautiful touching voice. I guess this world is too tough for some of us.
I just want to say thank you to Elliott wherever he is and if there's life after this one, I hope he will perform live for us again !
Subject: Great Show But Clearly...
Subject: some people
after a fond farewell he says it's true, then starts talking about how he's fine, then says something like "and that's me trying to hide my..." i have no clue what he says he's trying to hide. if someone else can tell let me know.
Subject: You know,
I absolutely love Elliott's music but this show hit REALLY close to home for me. I remember trying to get onstage for the first time, or couple of times, after a fresh rehab stay and being terrified and consumed with fear - still half-sick(or not half-right) and feeling like I REALLY needed something to calm me down a little. I remember being absolutely positive that if I walked out in front of that crowd in the state of mind I was in I would somehow not survive it or...just something really bad would happen. So, there were times when I did use something and times I didn't. I survived them both.
Elliott made me cry listening to this. The sounds of beauty and tragedy at the same time. Trying to speak to them and not being able to really say much to them that was coherent made me feel all locked inside myself again. The song selections were perfect, all my favorites. I particularly liked hearing him play Strung Out Again, Fond Farewell, and Plain Clothes Man.
This is harder than I thought it was going to be. You see, Elliott's music may have saved my life. His songs have been the connection to that screaming voice inside of me that would torment me and from time to time still does. His lyrics are the biggest connection I've ever had to how I truly feel. The only thing bigger than his are my own. I get angry sometimes, selfishly I might add, that Elliott is gone but I understand. I understand how dark it gets inside your own head. I could've written a review and talked about sloppy guitar playing and a shaky voice and all those things but I wanted to say thank you to the man I never met, never saw live, and quite possibly woke me up in time. He soothed those wounds of mine in a way that nobody else could.
I have 3 weeks clean and sober again for the first time in many years and I have a hope that maybe it's not going to end for me the way it did for him and so many others. I'm really sorry if I put anybody off with this rant. His music is just very special to me, almost sacred. If you're all messed up and feeling down about it just know that there are others of us out here that are doing the best we can and if we do it together and support each other maybe we can make it.
"becuase we love you" after "give me on good reason not to do it"
it was also added by them at the studio recording after his death
Subject: "Whole Item" FLAC?
So instead I post to complain about two things:
1) There's no "whole item" download with the full quality FLAC files!
2) The file names were no good. I had to type it for each file, with number prefixes so that I can easily play back in the right order!
I'm new here on archive.org but I suppose I could zip/rar the files I downloaded and upload the resulting "whole item" file..? Can I somehow make it part of this same "entry"? (Don't know if I'm using the right terminology; I mean to make it show up together with the other files here on this same page.)
Subject: Good Show
I actually love this show, it starts of a bit shakey, but it progresses. His voice is very frail in this set, which I actually really like, it sounds more 'raw' as cheesy as that sounds. The whole 'drunk' things is being blown out a proportion, it's actually a really good set and I recommend it.
Subject: Makes me sad and happy at the same time.
I'll echo the thought that if you're new to Elliott you should find other shows to start with. And yes, he was probably quite inebriated, but again, there were worse shows in that regard. (The Sunset Junction show comes to mind.) But it was still good, it's an acoustic set so the true frailty of his voice (which I don't mean as an insult but a compliment - it's one of the things I always loved about him) comes through loud and clear, and the quality of this recording is excellent.
I still miss Elliott very much and I count myself lucky to have seen the shows I did.
Subject: So Sad it's Beautiful
I think the highlights are No Confidence Man, I Figured You Out, A Fond Farewell, A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to be Free, Strung Out Again, Somebody's Baby.
In all of his tragedy and despair, is the beauty of Elliott's music, and this show stands as a triumph to that. RIP Elliott
Subject: sadly ironic this show
Subject: A Fond Farewell
Subject: Good show
Subject: Setting sun
Lets out a nice drunken hiccup/belch during "Happiness".
Good song selection. Not the greatest execution.
Subject: I donÃÂt have any knees!
For most of the show he sounds ÃÂslowÃÂ or drunk, and very unhappy, happy but almost as if he is putting on a facade to get through the show. Most of the set list is most of his amazing yet really heart wrenching songs. Its amazing to listen to past performances compared to ones latter on in his life. There is a distinct separation between them. In earlier performances he has a certain optimism in his voice, he took time to make the songs really special and interact with the audience, the guitar was more purposely perfect. It seems the latter it got he stopped caring and if anything tried to reach out to the audience instead of connecting, I seriously believe he was looking for help. Help that he never got. It is chilling to know that this one was tapped only 10 months before his death. R.I.P. 08/06/69 - 10/21/03
Subject: Sad and Beautiful
Subject: Wonderful show
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